Can't access UNC share on Windows Server 2003

Nuno Marques 21 Reputation points
2022-11-23T16:42:50.983+00:00

I had a mix of Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 R2 DC servers, and everything was on DFL 2003 and now we migrated all Windows Servers 2003/2008 to Windows 2012 R2 and raised the DFL to 2012 R2, sense then we can't connect to Windows Servers 2003 shares. We can Ping and RDP to the Servers using the host name and IP.

Also we can access the shares on the Windows 2003 shares via IP, but not by host name.

However on the Windows 2003 boxes I can access all shares.

Any ideas? I am at a last now.

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  1. Anonymous
    2022-11-23T16:56:31.093+00:00

    Please run;

    Dcdiag /v /c /d /e /s:%computername% >C:\dcdiag.log (run on PDC emulator)
    repadmin /showrepl >C:\repl.txt (run on any domain controller)
    ipconfig /all > C:\dc1.txt (run on domain controller 1)
    ipconfig /all > C:\dc2.txt (run on domain controller 2 if exists)
    ipconfig /all > C:\dc3.txt (run on domain controller 3 if exists)
    ipconfig /all > C:\problemworkstation.txt (run on problem pc)
    ipconfig /all > C:\problem2003.txt (run on problem 2003)

    Also check the domain controller System and Replication (DFS or FRS) event logs for errors since last boot. Post the Event Source and Event IDs of any found. (no evtx files)

    then put unzipped text files up on OneDrive and share a link.


  2. Nuno Marques 21 Reputation points
    2022-11-25T08:59:42.47+00:00

    Hi @Anonymous ,

    Sorry had to wait to reboot a few servers before I could run the tests, however because is becoming quite critical the business have decided to upgrade the file servers to Windows 2012, and that should be fine, as the only issue is with accessing the Shares on a 2003.